Sennheiser HD25 Headphone Review: A True Workhorse

A professional-first product with remarkable staying power

OVERVIEW

The Sennheiser HD25 is an on-ear, closed-back wired headphone that retails for about $149 US. Just to keep things confusing, it comes in a variety of different models…one of which isn’t really the same headphone at all.

SOUND QUALITY

I’ve come to expect a certain type of sound from Sennheiser…and the HD25 is different enough as to be surprising. And impressive.

COMFORT/ISOLATION

I don’t usually like wearing on-ear headphones. I have a big head, and I wear glasses. Most on-ear headphones barely fit on my head due to their smaller size, and even the ones that do tend to pinch my ears after around 20 minutes.

BUILD/DESIGN

The aesthetic design of the HD25 screams “work gear.”

FINAL THOUGHTS

The Sennheiser HD25 is a lightweight, robust, fiddly headphone that provides excellent sound, high potential comfort, and is completely designed around working environments. If you’re looking for a pair that provides the creature comforts one might want for a nice gentle home-listening experience, look elsewhere. But if you want a dependable thing you can throw in a bag, and you need to mix/monitor/DJ on the go, or just work in the world’s loudest office and don’t want to have to recharge a battery all the time, these are great.

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